State Rep. Jim Tedder Office Hours Feb 13 in Clarkston, Feb. 20 in Waterford

State Rep. Jim Tedder Office Hours Feb 13 in Clarkston, Feb. 20 in Waterford (Press Release, Feb. 8, 2015) State Rep. Jim Tedder invites residents in Waterford Township, Lake Angelus, Clarkston and Independence Township to attend his February office hours. Tedder will host two office hours in February. The first will be Friday, Feb. 13,…

A Park is Growing in Downtown Pontiac, Crowdfunding Could Capture Matching Grant

A Park is Growing in Downtown Pontiac, Crowdfunding Could Capture Matching Grant (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 6, 2015) In the empty space between two office building on North Saginaw Street (across from Thrifty Pharmacy) sits a vacant lot of dirt and debris that could one day blossom into a community green space. The Downtown Pontiac…

A Park is Growing in Downtown Pontiac, Crowdfunding Could Capture Matching Grant

A Park is Growing in Downtown Pontiac, Crowdfunding Could Capture Matching Grant (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 6, 2015) In the empty space between two office building on North Saginaw Street (across from Thrifty Pharmacy) sits a vacant lot of dirt and debris that could one day blossom into a community green space. The Downtown Pontiac…

State Representative Robert Wittenberg Hosting Coffee Hours Feb. 26 and 27

State Representative Robert Wittenberg Hosting Coffee Hours Feb. 26 and 27 (Press Release, Feb. 5, 2015) 27th District State Representative Robert Wittenberg is hosting coffee hours in Ferndale and Oak Park for residents to stop in and chat about issues that may be on their minds. The first one is on Feb 26th  at 7pm-8pm…

…Coach Resigns After Slapping Incident & “Nappy Hair” Remark

Bloomfield Hills Basketball Coach Resigns After Slapping Incident and “Nappy Hair” Remark (Bloomfield Hills Schools Press Release, Feb. 5, 2015) On February 5, 2015, Bloomfield Hills Schools administrators were made aware of two incidents involving varsity basketball head coach, Duane Graves, and two student athletes on the basketball team. Both incidents were thoroughly investigated and…

…Coach Resigns After Slapping Incident & “Nappy Hair” Remark

Bloomfield Hills Basketball Coach Resigns After Slapping Incident and “Nappy Hair” Remark (Bloomfield Hills Schools Press Release, Feb. 5, 2015) On February 5, 2015, Bloomfield Hills Schools administrators were made aware of two incidents involving varsity basketball head coach, Duane Graves, and two student athletes on the basketball team. Both incidents were thoroughly investigated and…

Suspects Arrested in Clarkston Area Larcenies

Suspects Arrested in Clarkston Area Larcenies (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Feb. 5, 2015) The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office would like to announce the arrest of two females suspects involved in a rash of larcenies at local businesses in Independence Township in recent weeks. On January 19, 2015, at 5:10pm, two female suspects entered Val Tile…

Suspects Arrested in Clarkston Area Larcenies

Suspects Arrested in Clarkston Area Larcenies (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Feb. 5, 2015) The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office would like to announce the arrest of two females suspects involved in a rash of larcenies at local businesses in Independence Township in recent weeks. On January 19, 2015, at 5:10pm, two female suspects entered Val Tile…

Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition Info Meeting Feb. 24

Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition Info Meeting Feb. 24 (Press Release, Feb. 5, 2015) WE ARE ALL CONNECTED WE ARE ALL AFFECTED! Let’s all work together to help ensure our youth grow to their greatest potential! PLEASE JOIN THE GREATER WEST BLOOMFIELD COMMUNITY COALITION FOR A COMMUNITY MEETING: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH 8:00 AM WEST BLOOMFIELD…

Detroit Zoo to Meet with Residents About Events and Noise Feb. 12

Detroit Zoo to Meet with Residents About Events and Noise Feb. 12 (C. Proxmire, Feb. 4, 2015)   In response to Huntington Woods’ residents’ concerns about noise, The Detroit Zoo is hosting a 2015 Event Update meeting to include time for questions and answers from the public. The event takes place from 6pm to7pm at…

Detroit Zoo to Meet with Residents About Events and Noise Feb. 12

Detroit Zoo to Meet with Residents About Events and Noise Feb. 12 (C. Proxmire, Feb. 4, 2015)   In response to Huntington Woods’ residents’ concerns about noise, The Detroit Zoo is hosting a 2015 Event Update meeting to include time for questions and answers from the public. The event takes place from 6pm to7pm at…

State Will Not Appeal, 300 Same-Sex Marriages Recognized

State Will Not Appeal, 300 Same-Sex Marriages Recognized (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 4, 2015) Gov. Rick Snyder said today he will not appeal U.S. District Court Judge Mark Goldsmith’s ruling recognizing the validity of the approximately 300 same-sex couples married in four counties of Michigan on March 22, 2014 and issued the following statement: “The…

Performance-Based Lecture on Underground Railroad at West Bloomfield Library Feb. 22

Performance-Based Lecture on Underground Railroad at West Bloomfield Library Feb. 22 (Press Release, Feb.14, 2015) Historian and former Pontiac Mayor Dr. Willie W. Payne highlight the southern fugitive slave’s struggle to escape captivity and Michigan abolitionists and free Blacks that assisted them via the Underground Railroad. He uses music, song and photos of local Underground…

Performance-Based Lecture on Underground Railroad at West Bloomfield Library Feb. 22

Performance-Based Lecture on Underground Railroad at West Bloomfield Library Feb. 22 (Press Release, Feb.14, 2015) Historian and former Pontiac Mayor Dr. Willie W. Payne highlight the southern fugitive slave’s struggle to escape captivity and Michigan abolitionists and free Blacks that assisted them via the Underground Railroad. He uses music, song and photos of local Underground…